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ST-Ericsson to showcase a 3 GHz smartphone chipset with global LTE radio at MWC

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ST-Ericsson to showcase a 3 GHz smartphone chipset with global LTE radio at MWC

ST-Ericsson is pretty much alive as a mobile chip maker and will demo its new 3 GHz NovaThor L8580 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company is of the few, along with Qualcomm, that offers true system-on-a-chip, complete with a baseband radio, and that is precisely what it will demo - a full smartphone platform with its 3 GHz eQuad CPU integrated with multimode LTE radio that has embedded Carrier Aggregation functionality.

NovaThor L8580 is built with the modern 28nm process and ST-Ericsson claims it allows speed "normally reserved for the PC market,”  as well as 35% reduction in power consumption compared to leading ARM-based chipsets at similar frequencies.

For its market-ready version, the company will release the SoC with 2.5 GHz eQuad CPU that is derived from ARM's Cortex-A9 architecture and there will be a 600 MHz PowerVR SGX544 GPU attached, the LTE Advanced modem, and the usual Bluetooth, GNSS (GPS+ GLONASS), FM, WLAN, WiFi Direct, Miracast and NFC radios built in from the get go.

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posted on 21 Feb 2013, 05:46 4

1. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

watch out qualcomm here comes Sony....................

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 05:57 7

2. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

a9 can't outmatch s600 or s800...i guess

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 06:06

5. blingblingthing (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Guess is right. Smaller processors as far as I know should only expect a lower power consumption at the same clock speed as far as I know.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 06:10 2

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

sony is already using the snap dragon S4 in the Z bro lol but hey whos to say they wont consider ST in the future, that is if the S800 doesn't already have that spot ;)

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 06:18

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

*S4 Pro

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:17 2

10. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Sony =/= ST-Ericsson

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:03 3

13. CorianU (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

No Sony dumped Ericcson a long time ago

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:29 2

11. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

its about time qualcomm has some competition from someone other than Sammy!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:30 4

12. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

I don't think ST - Ericsson (Joint venture between ST Microelectronics and Ericsson) belongs to Sony. Sony Ericsson was a joint venture between Sony and Ericsson and Sony bought the share of Ericsson in that particular venture not the Ericsson company itself.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 05:59 10

3. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

@ sonofzeus
Sony got nothing to do with ST ericsson anymore,they are both different companies

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:27

17. ProGalaxy (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

agree..because I work in ST.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 06:04

4. nikenturd (unregistered)

To see is to believe

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 06:25

8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Interesting derivate.

Now I'd like to see the A7 from the big little configuration, put into a 12 core 1.4Ghz SoC :p
I think the optimal solution is yet to be found

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:01

9. Lyngdoh (Posts: 292; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

The 6.44" Togari might use this beast. Remember the rumour that "neither qualcomm nor nvidia is in the mix"?

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 11:42

16. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

I was thinking the same thing maybe sony already had some inside info to make that statement.
Before this news i was almost certain it would be the exynos

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 09:33

14. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

This is impressive...
Global LTE ...great
28nm great for batter consumption.
power VR sgx544 great...

wassup Qualcomm?

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 10:54

15. Velda (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

Cortex-A9... Very bad for power consumption.

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